13 year old boy, rapes his eight-year-old sister after watching porn on the X-Box because he 'wanted to try it out'Thursday, February 06, 2014
A 13-year-old schoolboy raped his eight-year-old sister after watching pornography on an X-Box computer console, a court has heard. The teenager told police he used the games console to view explicit material before he 'decided to try it out' and he targeted his younger sister because she was small and 'couldn't remember stuff'
The youngster, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been bailed to live with relatives away from his sister while a pre-sentence report is being prepared. Fiona Elvines, from the Rape Crisis Charity, said that children accessing pornography was a ‘growing concern’. She said:
'This is going to completely destabilise this little girl’s life. It will take her a very long time to try and work through. It will have put her life on a different track and I do not want that to happen to anybody else.' 'For a long time, people have been sitting on the fence and saying we do not have the evidence to say porn is harmful, but now we are starting to have some evidence around young people’s exposure.
'How much evidence do you need? It shows that the government’s measures are extremely important and that we need to start acting. When children see porn, they have no context for what it is used for. There is pressure on children to be sexualised, particularly on younger boys, to start having sex. It is coming from peers and porn.'The government has said that by the end of 2014 all devices with access to the internet will be blocked from accessing pornography, with users forced to opt in.